New ocean drainage projects set for Grand Strand

  • Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2013 9:13 a.m.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Two new drainage projects starting next month should keep ocean water cleaner off Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach.

The projects are designed to reduce bacteria levels after heavy rains which sometimes cause swimming advisories and beach closings.

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports North Myrtle Beach is spending almost $10 million to replace current storm water drain pipes with pipes emptying 1,200 feet offshore. Myrtle Beach is spending $8 million to install a new pipe in the heart of the city’s tourist district.

North Myrtle Beach spokesman Pat Dowling says runoff after storms can lead to high bacteria levels and beach closures. Beach closures can bring bad media attention.

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Information from: The Sun News, http://www.thesunnews.com/

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